Jennifer Aniston used to word "retard" during an interview on Live with Regis and Kelly and advocates for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are up in arms!
And rightfully so!
Regis Philbin was commenting on her Barbra Streisand inspired photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar saying, "You're playing dress up!" Jen's response?
"Yes, I play dress up! I do it for a living, like a retard!"
WTF? Talk about a face-palm moment!
Kirsten Seckler, a spokeswoman for the Special Olympics says:
"Sadly, people use the word pervasively even if they don't realize it. People with intellectual disabilities have fought their whole lives for understanding and recognition. When people continue to use the R word, it's hurtful.
"Think before you speak especially when you're making fun of yourself or others. We have a very passionate group of people advocating for change in their communities and schools to change the use of this word."
She better get her PR people on this, stat!
Check out her cringe-worthy comment around the 2:00 mark!
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